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#263069 - Sat Apr 09 2005 10:34 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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Thanks Ozzz.... done!
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#263070 - Sat Apr 09 2005 11:13 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Oh, dear. My unexpected winning streak is now history! Our esteemed ren is now among us (and I am so glad!). These rounds are so much fun. Now they are more so! Too unfortunate that she is whole lot smarter than I am. . Welcome, ren! Your joining here was a welcomed thing for sure!
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#263071 - Sun Apr 10 2005 01:18 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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Nay, forsooth Gats dear, I blush!!
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#263072 - Sun Apr 10 2005 03:26 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Welcome abroad Ren
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#263073 - Sun Apr 10 2005 06:49 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 9 here we come. Please give:

1. A fictional land visited by the title character in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"
2. One of the nitrogenous bases making up either our DNA or our RNA
3. A nation sharing a land border with India.
4. A place name in the title of a Shakespearean play.
5. A word containing more vowels than consonants (with "y" taken as a consonant).

This round will close in a bit more than 48 hours. Good luck and good fun!

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#263074 - Sun Apr 10 2005 01:17 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
Sorry I'm so late, but round 6 is now closed.
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#263075 - Sun Apr 10 2005 02:41 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ChrisSchu Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
Round 6 Results

Eleven people played this round.

Question 1:
Quote:

Name someone who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed during the Vietnam War, whose last name begins with the letter "A".



For 5 points:
William E. Adams, Richard A. Anderson, Eugene Ashley, Jr., Oscar P. Austin

Not Mentioned:
Lewis Albanese, James Anderson, Webster Anderson

Question 2:
Quote:

Name a city that has hosted a Summer Olympics at any point prior to 1930.



For 10 points:
Amsterdam (1928), London (1908), Paris (1900, 1924), Athens (1896)

For 5 points:
St. Louis (1904) [3], Antwerp (1920) [2], Stockholm (1912) [2]

Question 3:
Quote:

Name a game played in casinos.



For 10 points:
Let It Ride, Slot Machines, Two-up, Chemin-de-feu, Keno

For 5 points:
Craps [2], Blackjack [2], Baccarat [2]

Question 4:
Quote:

Name a metropolitan area in the United States whose population is greater than 4.5 million, according to the 2000 census.



For 10 points:
Philadelphia (5,687,147), Washington-Baltimore (4,796,183)

For 5 points:
New York (18,323,002) [3], Los Angeles (12,365,627) [2], Dallas/Fort Worth (5,161,634) [2]

Not Accepted:
Boston (4,391,344), Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale (3,251,876)

Not Mentioned:
Chicago (9,098,316), Miami (5,007,564), Houston (4,715,407)

Question 5:
Quote:

Name a word of at least four letters that can be formed from the letters in the word "MASTER" (sorry, I won't accept the word "master")



For 10 points:
Arts, Rest, Stare, Mates, Rams, Steam, Mare

For 5 points:
Stream [2], Aster [2]

Scores:
40: ozzz2002, SRSTrekker
35: Mugaboo, gatsby722, LeoDaVinci, Julia103
30: littlewoman2, ElfTwinkle, bracklaman, cinnam0n
25: Shrivats

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for playing!
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#263076 - Sun Apr 10 2005 04:01 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 11 2004
Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Round 8 Results:

10 players participated!

1. Name the title of a poem by William Butler Yeats that does not contain the words "and" or "the."

10 points:
When You Are Old, Long-Legged Fly, September 1913, An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, Clothes of Heaven, At Galway Races, O Do Not Love Too Long
5 points: What Was Lost (2)

Not accepted: Cathleen ni Houlihan - This is the title of a play by Yeats (which I have read), but I cannot find a poem with that title.

There were many, many more to choose from. Yeats is one of my favorite poets.

2. Give me a boy's name that begins with the letter O.

10 points:
Orson, Onslow, Omprakash, Onllwyn, Octavius, Ollie
5 points: Oscar (2), Oleg (2)

3. Name one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin who was later executed.

10 points:
William Pearse, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sean MacDiarmada, Cornelius Colbert, Michael O'Hanrahan, Thomas MacDonagh, Eamonn Ceannt, John MacBride
5 points: James Connolly (2)

Not mentioned: Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Roger Casement, Thomas Kent, Edward Daly, Michael Mallin, Sean Hueston. Sixteen leaders were executed following the rising, and their executions were largely responsible for turning the tide of public opinion regarding Ireland's rebellion against England.

4. Name a person in The Brady Bunch household.

10 points:
Greg, Jan, Alice, Peter
5 points: Bobby (4), Mike (2)

Not mentioned: Marcia, Cindy, Carol

5. Name one of the top five advertising icons or one of the top five advertising slogans, as ranked in the 2004 Advertising Walk of Fame contest in New York City.

10 points:
"Can you hear me now?" (Verizon), Mr. Peanut (Planter's Nuts)
5 points: "Where's the beef?" (Wendy's - 4), Tony the Tiger (Kellogg's Cereal - 2), "A mind is a terrible thing to waste" (United Negro College Fund - 2)

Not mentioned: M&M Characters (M&M Candies), Aflac Duck (Aflac), Pillsbury Doughboy (Pillsbury Products), "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand" (M&M Candies), "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" (Almond Joy & Mounds candy)

As a side note, the Aflac Duck is the advertising symbol of the company I work for.

And now for the scores:

45 points!
Julia103


40 points!
ozzz2002
gatsby722
SRS Trekker
Bracklaman
Santana2002
cinnam0n


35 points!
Mugaboo


30 points!
Shrivats

25 points!
ElfTwinkle


Congratulations to Julia, who picks up one point for this round. Thank you all for playing!

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#263077 - Mon Apr 11 2005 01:37 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8744
Loc: France
ROUND 11 - Monday 11th April

Please give me:

1) A breed of Guinea Pig/Cavy
2) A "stitch" used in Boondoggle/Scoubidou-making
3) A member (past or present) of the English Royal Family who was/is red-headed
4) A word whose letters are arranged in reverse alphabetical order (eg, FED)
5) A product of the Toblerone range of chocolates
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#263078 - Tue Apr 12 2005 01:19 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 10 now closed. Answers up in a couple of hours so late entries will be accepted until then.

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#263079 - Tue Apr 12 2005 04:53 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
LeoDaVinci Online   mad
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11689
Loc: Ontario Canada
Welcome to another round of: The Tuesday questions!
Clothes, clothes, clothes!

So without further ado, I give you:
Round XXII - Tuesday April 12th, 2005.
Quote:


The Questions:

1. Name a fabric... (for example: polyester. Don't worry, there are plenty more)
2. Name a fashion company named after a person...
3. Name a type of tie knot...
4. Name a brand of jeans...
5. Name a one word type of hat...

Good luck and have a great week!



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#263080 - Tue Apr 12 2005 08:11 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 9 is also closed, with results to appear soon.

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#263081 - Tue Apr 12 2005 10:56 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 9 Results

There were 11 participants this round.

1. A fictional land in "Gulliver's Travels"
10: Balnibarbi, Blefuscu, Houyhnhnmland, Laputa, Lilliput, Luggnagg
5: Brobdingnag (3), Glubbdubdrib (2)

Swift, like Lewis Carroll, seems to have a talent for creating new words that are fun just to speak out loud. Some of Swift's words have also made their way into the language: "Lilliputian" can be used to describe something that is very small and "yahoo" was used to describe a rude or boorish person long before the search engine existed.

2. A base in our genetic code
10: Cytosine
5: Guanine (4), Thymine (2), Uracil (4)
Unmentioned: Adenine

Virtually all of our genetic information is encoded in the different orders Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, and Thymine appear in our DNA. Uracil is absent from DNA, but it does appear in RNA (where it replaces Thymine)


3. A country bordering India
10: Bangladesh, Bhutan
5: Myanmar/Burma (4), Nepal (3), Pakistan (2)

The only unmentioned answer is China, whose 40 year old dispute with India over their 2,200 mile border may be coming to an end.


4: A place name in one of Shakespeare's titles
10: (Pericles, Prince of) Tyre, (The Merry Wives of) Windsor
5: (Timon of) Athens (4), (The Merchant of) Venice (2), (Two Gentlement of) Verona (3)

All possible bases were covered.

5: A word with more vowels than consonants

10: Ague, Arena, Beau, Easier, Eeriest, Equilibrium, Pharmacopoeia, Route, Tenuous, Too
One answer was not accepted.

There were lots of unmentioned answers, among them the one letter words a and I.

Final Scores:
40: ren33, Santana2002, Shrivats
35: Elftwinkle, gatsby722, Mugaboo, ozzz2002
30: Cinnam0n, Julia103, littlewoman2
25: Bracklaman

Congrats to our top scorers and thanks to everybody who participated!

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#263082 - Wed Apr 13 2005 01:38 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 13 questions


1) Name an actor/actress who is 90 years old or more, or an actor/actress who was 90 years old or more when they died

2) Name a monarch of Europe who became King or Queen when they were 10 years old or younger

3) Name an island that is located in the English Channel

4) Name one of the 13 species of otters

5) Name something you might do when you go to the beach

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#263083 - Wed Apr 13 2005 07:32 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Trivia Round 10 (Sunday 10 April) 13 Players

Name:
1. The name 'John' in another language
10 Points: Juan, Giovanni, Yann (Breton), Johann, Evan, Jukka (Finnish), Sean, Ioan (Welsh), Jon (Icelandic), Ivan, Jean
5 Points: Ian (2)


2. An Irish county
10 Points: Mayo, Meath, Tyrone, Kerry, Limerick
5 Points: Wicklow (4), Monaghan (2), Sligo (2)

Stacks: Cork, Galway, Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Kildare, Dublin, Derry, Wexford and they are the ones that came off the top of my head

3. A type of knife
10 Points: pocket knife, cheese knife, caviar knife, butter knife, camping knife, Skean Dhu (A Scottish knife), paring knife, Jack knife (apparently a utility knife used on a farm)
5 Points: Swiss Army Knife (3), Kukri(Gurkha) (2)

Again, too numerous to mention

4. A famous train
10 Points: The Flying Scotsman, Shinkansen (Bullet train), 20th Century Limited, The Palace on Wheels, Mallard, Riviera Express, The Blue Train, City of New Orleans, Hogwarts Express (what can I say?)
5 Points: Orient Express (3)

Plenty not mentioned: Trans-Siberian, Indian-Pacific, The Ghan, TGV, Peruvian Central Railway

Not allowed: Spirit of Progress (not famous enough)

5. A Looney Tunes character
10 Points: Speedy Gonzales, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Beaky Buzzard, Granny, Bugs Bunny, Wacky Worm
5 Points: Yosemite Sam (2), Taz (the Tasmanian Devil) (2), Foghorn Leghorn (2)

Do you really need a list?

Scores:

45 Santana, Mugaboo, Sean, Bracklaman, Elftwinkle
40 Trekker, Gats, Julia, Shrivats, Cinnam)n
35 ren, littlewoman
25 ozzz


Good to see so many players. Congratulations to the winners, the cheque is in the mail.

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#263084 - Wed Apr 13 2005 07:36 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ozzz2002 Offline
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Posts: 20114
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Quote:

Spirit of Progress (not famous enough)





Was world-wide famous down Wagga way or does that just reinorce your argument? > lol
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#263085 - Wed Apr 13 2005 09:57 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Apart from you and I, has anyone heard of Wagga?

Besides, the Spirit of Progress runs Sydney to Melbourne and always comes in at midnight in Albury and I am sick of catching the thing down to Melbourne.

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#263086 - Wed Apr 13 2005 01:22 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
bracklaman Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 01 2003
Posts: 149
Loc: Wales UK
Hey, I've been to Wagga all the way from old south Wales and know someone who works there.
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#263087 - Thu Apr 14 2005 12:46 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ing Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 30 2005
Posts: 1636
Loc: Canberra ACT Australia  
Careful, they breed 'em mean in country NSW, especially in "the town that was so good they had to name it twice"...

One of the funniest t-shirts I ever saw read 'don't call Wagga Wagga Wagga'!

Can I play this fab looking game too?

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#263088 - Thu Apr 14 2005 02:44 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20114
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Welcome aboard, Ing, and enjoy!

If they call Wagga Wagga 'Wagga', why don't they call Woy Woy 'Woy'?

I was actually brought up south of Wagga!
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#263089 - Thu Apr 14 2005 05:51 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Thursday 14th April
Five questions on a few of my favourite books from my childhood!

1. Give me a book which Elinor M. Brent Dyer wrote about the Chalet School (there are over sixty so plenty to choose from!)

2. Many years ago Ladybird books released a series of rhyming books. One of the titles was “Smoke and Fluff”. The Series was 401. Name me one of the others. There was at least 18 of them and if you need a link I have it for you!

3. Name me one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five (either children or dog)

4. Name me a one of Enid Blyton’s Scret Seven (either children or dog)

5. Name me a character created by Beatrix Potter

Good Luck all...and welcome ing.
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#263090 - Thu Apr 14 2005 09:59 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
As was I ing, thankfully it was a long distance from ozzz.

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#263091 - Thu Apr 14 2005 09:58 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 15

1. Name someone on the current FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List.

2. Pick a song from the 1953 film Kiss Me Kate.

3. Time Magazine chose The 100 Most Influential People Of The 20th Century. In the Scientists & Thinkers category select one whose name began with a vowel.

4. A play by Tennessee Williams.

5. A word with the word tax in it [in that order] such as taxi.

Have fun!
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#263092 - Fri Apr 15 2005 01:28 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8744
Loc: France
ROUND 11 IS NOW CLOSED

Results shortly
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#263093 - Fri Apr 15 2005 01:47 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8744
Loc: France
ROUND 11 RESULTS

12 Participants, thank you all for playing.

1) A breed of Guinea Pig/Cavy

10 Points: Abyssinian, Rex
5 Points: Crested (English/White) (4), Texel (2), Peruvian (2), Coronet (2)

2) A "stitch" used in Boondoggle/Scoubidou-making

10 Points: Square Stitch, King Cobra Stitch, Tornado, Triangle
5 Points: Superbrick (2), Corkscrew (2), Spiral Braid (2), Brick (2)

I included this question simply because I thought the word 'Boondoggle' was really cool. The term is often applied in two specific ways, either to describe work of little or no value done merely to appear busy, or in reference to a government-funded project with no purpose other than political patronage. It can also be used for an unnecessary journey by a government official at public expense. In the context of my question it refers to a system of braiding (not unlike macramé) used by boy scouts for braiding lanyards or keychains.

In France it's a kids pastime and is used for making all sorts of keychains or zipper pulls, as well as fancy gizmos which kids attach to their schoolbags.

3) A member (past or present) of the English Royal Family who was/is red-headed

10 Points: Sara Ferguson, William Rufus, Ann Boleyn, Henry VIII, Henry II
5 Points: Lady Jane Gray (2), Elizabeth I (2), Prince Harry (3)

4) A word whose letters are arranged in reverse alphabetical order (eg, FED)

10 Points: Everybody scored 10 on this one. Words chosen were: yoked, wife, ton, speed, spoonfed, wronged, pond, kid, tried, ut, sob, trollied

UT is a musical tone in French solmization system.

Sorry that this repeated a question from last month. As you may have noticed I wasn't around much for last month, so obviously missed the question.

5) A product of the Toblerone range of chocolates

10 Points: Toblerone minis, Toblerone Mini Blue, Regular filled Toblerone (blue), One by One, White Toblerone Sweet Pieces
5 Points: White Chocolate Toblerone (2), Toblerone Pralines (3), Berner Bär (2)

Berner Bär is the only non-triangular TOBLERONE. It is a 500g milk chocolate TOBLERONE in bar form, which has a relief portrait of the Bernese Bear and the Bern city shield on its face.

SCORES

40 Points: Kuu, BbSean, ozzz, Gatsby, ElfTwinkle
35 Points: SRSTrekker, Cinnam0n, Shrivats, Ren, Bracklaman, Mugaboo
30 Points: Littlewoman

Congratulations to our 5 winners, Kuu, BbSean, ozzz, Gatsby, ElfTwinkle, who each collect a point for this round.
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